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About Walker Kush
Walker Kush is an indica-dominant strain with a rich, complex aroma. Created by prolific breeder Rare Dankness, the strain is a cross between their own Rare Dankness #1 and Albert Walker. Perfectly suited to a lazy afternoon off, Walker Kush proffers slow-burning relaxation along its thick, hashy smoke. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 20%.
Walker Kush’s flowers are usually smaller in size and maintain a tapered, almost conical formation. These buds, which cling together in tight, pebbly clusters, have an indica-inflected structure; leaves curl tightly inward toward their central stems. These leaves are a pale shade of sage green and are twisted through with curly orange hairs (which are actually pistils, botanical structures meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants). Finally, a coating of cloudy trichomes gives these flowers a white sheen and a very sticky texture.
Flowers of Walker Kush gives off a muted, woodsy scent. Another whiff reveals some distinct notes of pine. Grinding up or cracking open these dense nuggets releases more of a spicy, peppery aroma, courtesy of landrace Afghani in Albert Walker’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Walker Kush gives off a harsh and cough-inducing smoke. On the exhale, this smoke tastes like dried wood with a sour tang.
Walker Kush’ high can be a creeper, sometimes waiting as long as 15 or 20 minutes before hitting smokers with a small headrush. Some initial signs that the strain is working may be a feeling of constriction around the temples and an increase in salivation. After that, consumers may notice an uptick in their thinking, with ideas seeming to take on a new intensity or dimension. Ideas may jump from one to the next in free association, allowing for some work on open-ended, freewheeling projects. Walker Kush’s cerebral phase doesn’t last for very long, though, so users trying to be productive should make haste.
As the strain’s high wears on, a feeling of physical relaxation may roll down the neck and radiate outward through the core and limbs. This new sense of calm typically isn’t enough to knock the consumer off their feet but it may remove some earlier motivation to get things done. This latter phase of the high is better spent lounging at home enjoying some snacks or a binge-watching session with several like-minded friends. Some late-acting sensory distortion may also set in, with smokers experiencing phenomena like a flattening of depth perception and an uncanny sense of time dilation. Those looking to push this psychedelic mood even further might want to turn on a visually-engaging movie or a moody, atmospheric playlist. If dosage is increased, Walker Kush could just lock consumers in place on the couch, unable or unwilling to move. Because of its dynamic, two-phase high, this strain is recommended for consumption between afternoon and evening.
Walker Kush’s well-balanced effects give it a wide range of applications for medical cannabis patients. Its heavy physical high can temporarily turn down the volume on stress, depression, and anxiety. It can also relieve physical pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to minor inflammation, or chronic, as due to conditions like arthritis or lupus. In properly relaxed circumstances, Walker Kush can lull even insomniacs into a deep and restful sleep.
Those looking to grow Walker Kush at home can obtain seeds directly through Rare Dankness. The strain can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid climate with daytime temperatures of at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Plants are on the medium-to-tall side and may require some pruning back early in their vegetative stage. Walker Kush flowers within 8 to 9 weeks and offers a high yield of flowers at maturity.
Walker Kush provides a luxurious way for smokers to wind down at the end of a long day or week of work.